1898–99 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1898–99 season
President James Henderson
Match Secretary William Wilton
Ground Kinning Park
Scottish League Division One 1st
P18 W18 D0 L0 F79 A18
Scottish Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Robert Hamilton (21)

All:
Robert Hamilton (25)

The 1898–99 season is the ninth season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 23 competitive matches during the 1898–99 season. They finished top of the Scottish League Division One with a one hundred percent record of 18 wins from 18 matches.

The club ended the season without the Scottish Cup despite beating Hearts and St Mirren en route. They lost the final to Celtic 2–0.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1898 Partick Thistle H 6–2 7,000 Hamilton (3), Sharp, Neil, Millar
27 August 1898 St Mirren A 3–1 A.Smith, Hamilton, McPherson
3 September 1898 Heart of Midlothian A 3–2 17,500 Hamilton (2), Wilkie
10 September 1898 Third Lanark H 4–1 18,000 Millar, McPherson, Campbell, Neil (pen.)
19 September 1898 St. Bernard's A 2–0 8,000 A.Smith, Neil (pen.)
24 September 1898 Celtic A 4–0 45,000 Neil (pen.), McPherson, Campbell, Millar
26 September 1898 Third Lanark A 3–2 14,000 Campbell (2), McPherson
1 October 1898 Heart of Midlothian H 3–1 25,000 Hamilton (2), A.Smith
8 October 1898 Dundee A 2–1 7,500 Hamilton, Wilkie
5 November 1898 Partick Thistle A 5–0 5,000 Hamilton (2), Millar (2), Sharp
19 November 1898 Hibernian A 4–3 10,000 Millar, A.Smith, Hamilton, Neil (pen.)
26 November 1898 Clyde H 8–0 4,000 Millar (3), Sharp (2), Gibson (2), Watson (o.g.)
3 December 1898 St. Bernard's H 5–2 3,000 Campbell (4), Hamilton
17 December 1898 Dundee H 7–0 3,000 Hamilton (3), A.Smith (2), McPherson (2), Gibson (pen.), Campbell
24 December 1898 Hibernian H 10–0 7,000 A.Smith (4), Hamilton (2), McPherson, Millar,
Gibson (pen.), Campbell
31 December 1898 St Mirren H 3–2 5,000 Campbell (2), A.Smith
2 January 1899 Celtic H 4–1 30,000 Hamilton (3), Campbell
7 January 1899 Clyde A 3–0 4,000 A.Smith, Millar, Neil (pen.)

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 January 1899 R1 Heart of Midlothian H 4–1 25,612 Gibson (2), Neil (pen.), Hamilton
11 February 1899 R2 Ayr Parkhouse A 4–1 5,000 Hamilton (2), Campbell, A.Smith
18 February 1899 QF Clyde H 4–0 6,000 Low, McPherson, Gibson (pen.), Hamilton
15 April 1899 SF St Mirren A 2–1 10,000 McPherson, Millar
22 April 1899 F Celtic N 0–2 25,000

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Matthew Dickie GK 23 0
Scotland Robert Hamilton FW 23 25
Scotland Robert Neil DF 22 7
Scotland Alex Smith FW 22 13
Scotland David Crawford DF 22 0
Scotland Neilly Gibson MF 22 6
Scotland John Campbell MF 21 13
Scotland James Millar FW 21 12
Scotland John McPherson MF 20 8
Scotland David Mitchell MF 18 0
Scotland Nicol Smith DF 17 0
Scotland Jock Drummond DF 6 0
Scotland Jimmy Millar DF 5 0
Scotland Andrew Sharp MF 4 3
Scotland James Wilkie FW 4 2
Scotland James Sharp MF 1 1
Scotland Tommy Low MF 1 1
Scotland Jimmy Oswald FW 1 0

See also[edit]

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